Everyday Magic: Roses
Roses are powerful little babies with the power to transmute energies and soothe our mood. It has been cultivated for thousands of years, being used for medicine and fragrance and magic.
There is something intoxicating about a beautiful red rose. The deepness of bright red petals. The sweet, light fragrance that sweeps across and just floats. The sight and smell of a rose creates loving thoughts for the person experiencing its beauty.
If you are creating a ritual to boost confidence especially related to attractiveness, roses help enhance inner beauty and removes doubts about appearance. In a home, rose is used to instill feelings of peace, happiness, and love in a home and helps cool down any hot heads or hot emotions. In meditation, rose scents can help the inhaler use their intuition to go inward and re-evaluate.
Using Roses in Magic and Medicine:
Associated God/Goddess: Oshun
Influences: Love, peace, sex, beauty
Form: flowers, rosehips, oil, distillation
Moisturizing skin astringent
Rose Spells & Recipes
Cool Home Spray
Cools the energies of a home, especially before inviting guests in your home
Place petals & orange peels in a pot and cover the petals with water
Bring to a simmer, and cover for 20 minutes or until the roses lose their color
Strain out the roses and orange peels and funnel the water in a spray bottle
Spray around home to cool the energies of a home, or before inviting guests to your home
Rosy Intuition Tea
Encourages prolific dreams and visions
Gotu kola leaves
Mint leaves or chamomile flowers
Boil an infusion of rose petals, gotu kola leaves, and either mint or chamomile tea and let it steep
Strain out herbs and flowers, and enjoy with honey before bed